I live on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, MD (about one mile from exit 29 off Interstate 70). My rates are mileage-based from this starting point. Each basic visit is approximately 20 minutes in length, and includes routine items such as giving food/water, playtime/petting time, cleaning litter boxes/other pet waste, walking/outdoor potty time, etc., unless otherwise agreed upon at time booking is scheduled.
Within 5 miles of my home: $10 per visit
Between 6 to 10 miles from my home: $15 per visit
Between 10 to 15 miles from my home: $20 per visit
Important Note: I would prefer to NOT do overnight stays, unless it is absolutely necessary, but this may change at my discretion/depending on need.
I also offer “doggie-day-stays”, where I come in and stay with your dog(s) for between 3 to 10 hours (depending on my schedule, and with at least 2 weeks notice) for between $50 to $100 (depends on length of stay).
* Dog walking: same rate as basic visit rate (per walk – approximately a 15 minute walk/outing, depending on the size and needs of the dog; additional charge if a longer walk is needed, or I will be walking more than two dogs at one time)
* Drive to/from vet visits, grooming appointments, etc.: $20
* Administering regular medications (includes giving insulin): no charge with pet-sitting service
* Administering subcutaneous fluids: $20
Included for FREE in ALL sitting services is: feeding and watering of pet, mail and newspaper pickup, watering indoor and outdoor plants, cleaning up animal waste/litterboxes as needed, alternating lights/blinds, key pickup/return, and initial consultation. If you would like me to keep your key for future sitting services, I keep it in a locked box in my home office at all times it is not in use. I am more than happy to send text/Facebook/email updates as often as you like, including cute pictures of your pets!
Note: Rates are subject to change with larger amount of animals, more detailed or difficult work assignments, or at discretion of business owner.
Short notice fee: $20 (less than 48 hour notice)
Returned/bad check fee: $20
Booking me less than ONE month before a major holiday incurs a one time extra charge of $50. Depending on the holiday, I may have an extra charge for the DAY OF the holiday only.
Payment Options: Cash, Check (made payable to Nan Roberts, NOT to Minx Pet Care), PayPal, Google Wallet, and credit cards through Square.